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Boating forecast for Waiinu Hole

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 01:10 Friday 22 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 01:10 Friday 22 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 22 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h40.90.60.714SWSESE:1014
9h60.70.60.415SWSE:56
15h70.70.60.314SW--W:34
21h50.70.60.313SWWN:1114
High: 04:40 am (2.37 m); Low: 11:30 am (0.82 m); High: 05:20 pm (2.25 m); Low: 11:50 pm (0.88 m);
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Sat 23 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h40.80.60.613SWWNW:1316
9h30.90.50.713SWWW:1417
15h21.00.50.96WWW:1821
21h21.10.51.06WWNW:1721
High: 05:50 am (2.35 m); Low: 12:30 pm (0.77 m); High: 06:30 pm (2.28 m);
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Sun 24 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.40.41.36WWNW:1923
9h21.50.41.46WWNW:2025
15h22.00.81.87WWNW:2227
21h22.31.31.98WWW:2125
Low: 01:00 am (0.83 m); High: 06:50 am (2.38 m); Low: 01:30 pm (0.71 m); High: 07:30 pm (2.35 m);
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Mon 25 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.31.31.98WWW:2127
9h22.21.31.88WWW:1923
15h22.41.41.97WWW:2329
21h22.81.72.28WWW:2329
Low: 01:50 am (0.77 m); High: 07:50 am (2.42 m); Low: 02:20 pm (0.65 m); High: 08:20 pm (2.43 m);
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Tue 26 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.71.82.18WWW:2227
9h23.92.82.79WWW:2835
15h22.81.92.010WWS:2025
21h22.91.92.212SWSS:2125
Low: 02:40 am (0.71 m); High: 08:40 am (2.47 m); Low: 03:00 pm (0.6 m); High: 09:10 pm (2.49 m);
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Wed 27 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.31.81.512SWSSW:1317
9h31.81.51.111SW--NW:910
15h31.51.11.011SWWW:1316
21h31.40.91.010SWWNW:1214
Low: 03:20 am (0.67 m); High: 09:20 am (2.5 m); Low: 03:30 pm (0.57 m); High: 09:50 pm (2.53 m);
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Thu 28 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.20.92.07WWW:2429
9h22.71.32.37WWW:2531
15h22.81.32.57WWW:2837

Forecast updated at 01:10 Friday 22 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waiinu Hole sea temperature: 14°C

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